10-02-2012, 09:42 AM
Location: Not In Kansas Any More
Join Date: Dec 2005
Mein Auto: 535i M Sport; 328i Wagon
+ 100. Some of the WORST body shops are at dealerships. Your best bet is to do your own market research. I assume you are a member of BMWCCA, and members of your local chapter can give you invaluable advice.
Originally Posted by Leslierc
The best body shops aren't necessarily those belonging to dealers. Ask and look around...and since it's the other person's insurance company that's paying, go for the best.
You can also reach out to friends who belong to PCA and see who local Porsche owners use.
You don't mention whether you lease or own the car. If you own it, you may hope that it is totalled, so you don't have to fight the diminished value battle.
Finally, I know in the heat of the moment you forgot to take your leather jacket, iPad, and Nikon with you before the tow truck arrived. Remember to include any missing items in your claim.
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2014 535i MSport Space / Black, ZCW, ZDA, ZLP, ZLS, ZPP, H-K and 704
2014 328i Sport Wagon, Glacier / Black, ZSL, ZD2, ZD3, ZDH, ZLP, ZPP, ZTP, and H-K
2015 X1 28i xDrive Alpine / Black, xLine, ZCW and Ultimate
2015 X1 35i xDrive Black / Black, ZCW, Ultimate and Xenons
2011 535ix MSport
2011 X5 35D
2008 ///M3 Vert
2008 X5 3.0
2007 X5 3.0
2006 X5 3.0
2006 550iA SP
2003 540iA M-Technic